Firefighter injured at mobile home fire in Apache Junction

A firefighter was injured at a mobile home fire Wednesday, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. Firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home fire at 10:41 a.m. Aug. 21 to the 3700 block of South Goldfield Road in Apache Junction. The first unit arrived in four minutes to find a small park model […]

16 firefighters keep large field fire from homes in Gold Canyon

The Superstition Fire and Medical District responded to a large field fire Friday, Aug. 16, in Gold Canyon. Multiple callers reported the fire about 8:30 a.m. in the 9000 block of East Canyon Creek Drive. “Sixteen firefighters and several apparatus were utilized to control the blaze and prevent it from spreading to adjacent and nearby […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District personnel train in old Cobb’s Restaurant

Superstition Fire and Medical District personnel trained recently in a closed restaurant at 944 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. The crews of E261 and L264 C-Shift conducted hands-on training at the old Cobb’s Restaurant on July 23, according a Facebook post “This was a unique opportunity to utilize a real life structure for […]

Mass-casualty training held by Apache Junction police, fire personnel

Apache Junction Police Department officers, 911 Center dispatchers and Superstition Fire and Medical District personnel recently received some additional training in responding to a mass-casualty event. Initially discussed were tactics and procedures in a classroom setting. Later, Imagine Prep School provided its school campus to run through various active-shooter scenarios to which officers may be […]

Police, fire district training exercise July 24 morning on West Apache Trail

Officials from the Superstition Fire and Medical District and Apache Junction Police Department will be training the morning of July 24 and are advising residents so they will not be concerned. “We are going to be doing so training on Apache Trail. We’re wanting to inform the public in advance so they know it’s not […]

Ochs: Embrace safety practices to keep your home safe from fire

Many people in our community have a heightened concern about fires today, and it is easy to understand why. The increased precipitation over the past two years has produced much desert growth, and particularly ground vegetation. Much more vegetation than we have seen in several years. And now that the 100 (+) degree summer temperatures […]

Monsoon raises risks for property owners

Officials from the City of Apache Junction and the Superstition Fire and Medical District want to remind area residents of the threats to our community that often come with the monsoon season. The season officially started on June 15, but powerful and dangerous storms can develop at any time. Some areas within the city and […]

Fire district issues immediate ban of fireworks permits, use

Due to extreme fire danger, the Superstition Fire and Medical District is restricting the sale and use of fireworks within its boundaries, which include Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The Fourth of July fireworks will still be held at Apache Junction High School. The ban is effective immediately and will be strictly enforced by the […]

Fire destroys mobile home on South Vista Road in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a mobile home fire June 10 in Apache Junction that may have started in a shed, a fire official said. “Firefighters were dispatched just before 8 p.m. to the fire in the 400 block of South Vista Road in Apache […]

Safety of firefighters, residents No. 1 priority, officials fighting Woodbury Fire say

The human-caused Woodbury Fire burning in the Superstition Wilderness is approximately 11 miles from Gold Canyon, officials said at a community meeting June 12. The safety of firefighters and local residents are the highest priority, Incident Cmdr. Rich Nieto said at the meeting held at 6 p.m. at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. […]